I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Sunlight is painting.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
A lie never lives to be old.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.